Google to establish an AI focused research center in Beijing, China
Date: 2017-12-13   Author: Sunil Hebbalkar

Leading internet giant, Google has disclosed its plan to establish an AI (artificial intelligence) research center in China, with an aim to propagate the country’s local talent. Although China has banned Google&r...

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Qualcomm, Blackberry extend alliance to expand automotive operations
Date: 2017-12-08   Author: Dhananjay Punekar

The Canadian enterprise software behemoth, Blackberry Limited, and Qualcomm, a U.S. based semiconductor & telecom equipment manufacturing firm, are reportedly extending their strategic alliance to explore the new f...

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Google AI supercomputer creates NASNet for improved performance
Date: 2017-12-06   Author: Dhananjay Punekar

Google artificial intelligence supercomputer has reportedly developed an AI child referred as NASNet, which offers exceptional performance as compared to human-made machines. As per the technocrats and engineers workin...

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Qualcomm files fresh lawsuit to ban iPhone X in the U.S.
Date: 2017-12-04   Author: Saif Ali Bepari

In what seems to be a never ending long-drawn out legal brawl between Apple and Qualcomm, the latter has reportedly filed yet another lawsuit against the iPhone maker accusing it of patent infringement. In its latest s...

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Intel-Warner deal to equip autonomous cars with AR & VR technology
Date: 2017-12-01   Author: Dhananjay Punekar

Intel Corporation, a U.S. based semiconductor manufacturing firm, has collaborated with Warner Bros. Entertainment Incorporation, a segment of The Time Warner Group, to develop what can be termed ‘immersive exper...

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GM’s self-driving car prototype to be revealed at San Francisco
Date: 2017-11-30   Author: Satarupa De

In what may be touted as one of the most anticipated moves of recent times in the automotive space, General Motors has finally brought its long-standing project of driverless cars to light. On Thursday, the automotive ...

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Facebook to harness artificial intelligence for suicide prevention
Date: 2017-11-28   Author: Sunil Hebbalkar

Leading social media giant, Facebook is apparently looking forward to expanding its AI technology across several countries of world to prevent suicides, after a successful trial of pattern recognition software across t...

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Microsoft to use AirSim for research on self-driving vehicles
Date: 2017-11-27   Author: Dhananjay Punekar

Microsoft Corporation, a U.S based technology multinational firm, has included car simulation in its artificial intelligence research venture referred as AirSim, that would apparently help the firm to extend its research...

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Tesla to install mega lithium-ion battery in South Australia
Date: 2017-11-23   Author: Dhananjay Punekar

Tesla Inc., a U.S. based power storage firm, has reportedly completed the installation of the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australia. As per reliable sources, the hundred-megawatt battery, endowed...

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Porsche plans to roll out AR technology in North America dealerships
Date: 2017-11-21   Author: Satarupa De

In what may seem to be a crucial step toward strengthening its service center portfolio, Porsche, the German automotive giant has recently made it to the headlines with the announcement of its introduction of ‘Te...

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MPA proposes the deployment of aerial drones for ship surveys
Date: 2017-11-17   Author: Saif Ali Bepari

The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore, reportedly is in the process of drafting an acceptance criterion to deploy remote inspection methods in ship surveys, including ship-inspecting robots and drones....

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Amazon set to launch its automated convenience store, Amazon Go
Date: 2017-11-16   Author: Saif Ali Bepari

Amazon is reportedly on the verge of unveiling its fully automated physical store, tentatively named the Amazon Go, that would allow customers to walk into the store, load up the products they wish to purchase and walk...

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Samsung’s latest patent to reveal under-display fingerprint sensor
Date: 2017-11-01   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

Samsung has revealed a new patent that is apparently expected to bring fingerprint scanner technology on the back of the phone, beside the rear camera. Virtually having established a reputation for filing numerous pate...

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Whatsapp becomes much more user friendly with new recall message feature
Date: 2017-10-30   Author: Satarupa De

In what may be touted as an attempt to be at par with Snapchat and Instagram, Whatsapp has reportedly been making a series of radical updates in its app. The most widely used app in Google Play store has made it to the...

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Cisco on the threshold of acquiring telecom software firm BroadSoft
Date: 2017-10-23   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

Cisco Systems, Inc., may soon be on the verge of signing a deal to acquire BroadSoft Inc., a U.S. telecommunication software firm, the proud technology parent of the cloud PBX, unified communications, and other trusted...

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IBM launches blockchain banking to facilitate cross border payments
Date: 2017-10-16   Author: Satarupa De

In a bid to introduce a breakthrough in the payment technology, IBM and a host of banks are unveiling a novel blockchain network that is claimed to make cross border payments more efficient across the entire South Paci...

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Dubai airport launches face scanning fish to replace chaotic check-ins
Date: 2017-10-13   Author: Satarupa De

Dubai, one of the most technologically affluent cities of the UAE, has recently come up with yet another unconventional innovation, that experts claim to be the best till date. Reportedly, the Dubai airport may very so...

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Honeywell retains aerospace business, spins off two other units
Date: 2017-10-11   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

The U.S. based conglomerate, Honeywell International Inc., has unveiled its plan to streamline its business which would strengthen its ties to the aerospace technology – defying the call by activist investor Thir...

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GM acquires laser start-up Strobe to enhance its self-driving technology
Date: 2017-10-10   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

General Motors has announced its decision to purchase Strobe, a company that manufactures LiDAR sensors and specializes in laser-imaging technology. GM has already incorporated its operations in Cruise Automation in th...

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Nokia inks agreement with BSNL and Airtel to set up 5G internet service in India
Date: 2017-10-05   Author: Satarupa De

This year, the Indian telecom business space has encountered one of biggest pacts with Nokia announcing its dual partnership with one of India’s leading network providers, Airtel, and the state-owned service netw...

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Amazon Music to finally experience the inclusion of the preeminent Alexa voice support
Date: 2017-09-28   Author: Saipriya Iyer

In a series of latest high-grade developments underlining the technology space, Amazon has finally announced its plans to bring its prized device, Alexa, to the Amazon Music app on the Android as well as iOS platforms,...

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China ‘completely’ blocks WhatsApp, cites the move to facilitate the regional internet censorship
Date: 2017-09-27   Author: Shikha Sinha

China has recently declared its move to block WhatsApp across the country, in a bid to facilitate the use of technology that can be accessed and tracked by the regional government. The declaration comes as an extension...

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AMD and Baidu to enter a data center collaboration for brainstorming advances in GPU computing
Date: 2017-08-29   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

The American superconductor company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is joining forces with the Chinese internet giant Baidu, to work on Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) computing in data centers. Both the firms are teaming u...

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Google may launch a mini Google Home to circumvent its adversary, new device to be pitted against Amazon’s Echo Dot
Date: 2017-08-22   Author: Saipriya Iyer

Having victoriously crossed swords with Amazon with the launch of Google Home in 2016, to stand in battle with the retail giant’s Echo, Google has now announced the launch of a miniature version of its Google Hom...

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AT&T deploys the high-caliber combo of drones and AI technologies to endorse automated tower inspections
Date: 2017-08-18   Author: Saipriya Iyer

The world’s largest telecommunications company has something up in its sleeve that goes beyond the realms of the regularly conjured innovative theories. As per authentic reports, AT&T has officially declared ...

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Discovery Communication’s merger with Scripps Networks to bring more upside in digital and direct-to-consumer services
Date: 2017-08-01   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

Discovery Communications has carved a lucrative niche in cable-TV industry by announcing its USD 14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive. Discovery is set to pay 34% more than Scripps’s closing p...

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Roche and Accenture team up to transform diabetes patient care services via a data driven analytics platform
Date: 2017-07-31   Author: Satarupa De

Roche, arguably a pioneer in diabetes technology innovation and services over the past four decades, has recently inked a five-year agreement with Accenture. Reportedly, the latter would incorporate its analytics platf...

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Amazon penetrates Southeast Asia e-commerce market launching Prime Now in Singapore
Date: 2017-07-27   Author: Satarupa De

This week witnessed the U.S. e-commerce mammoth, Amazon, foraying into the South-east Asia market with its most anticipated launch of fast delivery service, ‘Prime Now’ in Singapore.  Reportedly, this ...

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Alibaba throws the spotlight on its supermarket strategy, unveils three more Hema stores in China
Date: 2017-07-19   Author: Satarupa De

Alibaba, already a behemoth in the e-commerce industry, has recently extrapolated its retail business chain with its announcement of launching of three more Hema supermarkets in China. The deal comes as an extension to...

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Microsoft plans to provide high speed internet access to two million rural Americans by 2022
Date: 2017-07-12   Author: Satarupa De

Microsoft, the American multinational conglomerate is proposing a new campaign to bring broadband internet access to rural U.S, as a part of an economic development initiative at the core constituency of Donald Trump&rsq...

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Technology startup Stripe is betting big on China’s e-wallet market, declares strategic partnership with Alipay and WeChat Pay
Date: 2017-07-11   Author: Satarupa De

The renowned Silicon Valley-based online payment startup, Stripe, seems to be expanding its global footprints with the announcement of forming an alliance with WeChat Pay and Alipay, two of China’s leading digita...

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Amazon and Dish Network may collaborate, revamped unit to penetrate wireless business
Date: 2017-07-07   Author: Saipriya Iyer

Retail behemoth Amazon has unofficial plans to enter the wireless business conjointly with Dish Network, as per the latest news reports. The speculation of a possible association between both these industry biggies may...

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Volkswagen taps Nvidia to procure expertise in Artificial Intelligence
Date: 2017-06-29   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

Volkswagen has joined hands with Nvidia to expand its usage of deep learning technologies and artificial intelligence into other areas of business beyond autonomous vehicles. With t...

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Alibaba to offer small U.S entrepreneurs a better online platform for expanding their product portfolio
Date: 2017-06-24   Author: Dhananjay Punekar

On the 20th of June 2017, Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a Chinese e-commerce firm providing B2C and B2B services, inaugurated a conference in Detroit offering an opportunity for the small players in the U.S...

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Amazon Alexa App to gain prominence in hospitals, lack of HIPAA compliance likely to hinder device deployment
Date: 2017-06-23   Author: Saipriya Iyer

Alexa, the virtual personal assistant pioneered by Amazon, the renowned online retail market player, has lately been in the news for its popularity and demand across the medical fraternity. This intelligent assistant, ...

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TransGrid to use Tesla’s Powerpack batteries in a bid to bring more sustainable power to Australia
Date: 2017-06-23   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

Tesla has recently won a contract with TransGrid that entails installing Tesla’s Powerpack batteries in the sites around New South Wales, Australia. TransGrid, one of the leading companies in Australia will be ma...

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Facebook to transform the future of online socializing via virtual reality
Date: 2017-06-23   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

Facebook, the social media giant, recently garnered all the buzz with the purchase of Oculus, creating plenty of speculations around the future of socializing. The company revealed the launch of several new products at...

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Facebook to introduce a new platform for promoting augmented reality-driven camera effects
Date: 2017-06-22   Author: Dhananjay Punekar

The 18th of April 2017 witnessed Facebook pioneer Mark Zuckerberg launch a new platform for augmented reality camera effects during the annual F8 developer conference. The AR-powered camera platform, which opens in clo...

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NVIDIA to directly compete with the big shots of the cloud computing industry with the launch of its own cloud service platform
Date: 2017-06-22   Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

NVIDIA, with its recent announcement regarding the launch of the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) will now let developers make use of frameworks like MXNet (promoted by Amazon), CNTK (from Microsoft) and some of the other key cl...

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Amazon to penetrate Apple TV, retail giant’s Prime Video services soon to be broadcast on the Apple TV set-top box
Date: 2017-06-21   Author: Dhananjay Punekar

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc., the American multinational tech firm based in Cupertino, in his keynote address at the Worldwide Developer Conference, declared that the viewers can now avail Amazon Prime video service...

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Volvo to assume responsibility for its self-driving cars, requests Australian administration to set rules
Date: 2017-06-20   Author: Saipriya Iyer

Volvo, a global leader in car manufacturing, recently announced that it has decided to undertake the responsibility for its self-driving car technology in Australia. Volvo, renowned...

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Google Assistant can now accurately recognize different voice accents as better as Alexa and Siri
Date: 2017-06-19   Author: Dhananjay Punekar

During the keynote of the Google I/O conference recently held in Mountain View, California, CEO Sundar Pichai addressed the tech-savvy crowd regarding the low error rate in the speech recognition of their artificial in...

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